Surfing while in the Navy

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by wrestler13, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. wrestler13

    wrestler13 New Member

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    I am attending USNA this summer and I enjoy surfing a lot as a hobby. I know that while at the academy I will most likely never get to do this, but will I be able to surf after I become commissioned?
     
  2. gubernator

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    After you are commissioned, I believe you basically live on your own in BOQs (Bachelor Officers' Quarters) if your unmarried. So as long as you're by the beach and can find the time. Surf all you want.
     
  3. Capt MJ

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    Surfing upcheck

    wrestler13, never fear, midshipmen actually do have lives outside USNA when on leave and liberty, though it's fairly constrained at the start. We had a sponsor son from '01 who grew up in San Clemente, CA, who kept his board in our garage. Every chance he got, he and some buds were off to find the surf. Sometimes not halfway bad down in Va Beach, of course while at home on leave periods, and then he and his friends took some summer leave and went to Hawaii and Central America (Costa Rica? can't recall). During summer training, he always asked for San Diego and Hawaii-based ships, subs, aviation squadrons.

    Plenty of mids go hiking, skiing, surfing, kayaking, you name it while at USNA. With over 4200 like-minded souls, surely you will find fellow surfers. Once commissioned, there are no barriers to having normal sports, hobbies and activities. They are just somewhat curtailed when military duties and assignments conflict.
     
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    Not to hijack your thread here, but i have a similar question, i read somewhere that mids are not allowed to have motorcycles. Is this true for all navy personnel?
     
  5. theraven

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    i think right now motorcycles are allowed but

    "QUANTICO, Virginia (CNN) -- Motorcycle accidents have killed more Marines in the past 12 months than enemy fire in Iraq, a rate that's so alarming, it has prompted top brass to call a meeting to address the issue, officials say."


    This is an issue that is concerning to the military, so motorcycles might be soon be against the rules, Bad news for any Top Gun junkies out there.
     

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